Family learning at the LET shop in Blackburn


The first LET project in Blackburn starts installing at 65 King William Street, right opposite the Town Hall, on Wednesday 15th September! Doorstep Collective is a Manchester based visual art and curatorial collective run by Kate Day and Dena Bagi, who both have a background in museum and gallery learning. Kate and Dena are creating a POD, a creative family learning hub, in the shop. This will be a drop-in multi-sensory environment with innovative activity packs that promote whole family learning, and tempting workshops. Sounds exciting!

The initial inspiration for PODs came to Kate and Dena after passing a children’s bookshop.  Every time they passed they saw swarms of people spilling out of the door.  They discovered they were waiting to access the ‘soft reading’ area: a free, local learning resource that families want to drop into.  Their vision for their LET project is to make family learning an everyday, social experience right on families’ doorsteps in the middle of town.

Doorstep Collective will be at the LET shop on 65 King William Street on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 11 a.m. and 3.30 p.m., from 16th September until 9th October. Pop in to have a go and watch out for their blogs.


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